Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C22H24N2O8, derived from tetracycline.

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  • n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic, C22H24N2O8, derived from tetracycline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an antibiotic derived from tetracycline that is effective against many infections

Etymologies

d(e)oxy- + (tetra)cycline.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Tegon, as the pup is called, may hold the key to many human diseases, as the glow-in-the-dark property can be controlled with the addition of an antibiotic called doxycycline.

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  • My eyes were tearing from the pain of the IV: they had me on doxycycline, which is great stuff it brought my white count back down to 9,000 in two days but also burns the veins going in.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Now that we know that this microbe is sensitive, you have a generic drug called doxycycline, as well as generic penicillin that is quite effective against this.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2001

  • GREGORY MARTIN, BETHESDA NAVAL HOSPITAL: We'll be treating them with 60 days of doxycycline, which is what the CDC is now recommending because we are fortunate to have a very sensitive organism.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2001

  • And we are just taking safety's stake and looking at all of the people who were actually in that office, who had visited us in that office, and we'll be treating them with 60 days of doxycycline, which is what the CDC is now recommending because we are fortunate to have a very sensitive organism.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2001

  • When Juanita felt satisfied that modern medicines were the best treatment for her health problem, Don Pedro gave Juanita some pills called doxycycline and co-trimoxazole and told her to come back in a week, after she had taken them all.

    Chapter 7

  • Combining several cutting-edge genetic engineering techniques, Tonegawa's laboratory invented a method called doxycycline-inhibited circuit exocytosis-knockdown, or DICE-K-an acronym that also reflects Tonegawa's admiration of ace Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka.

    Biosingularity

  • Leptospirosis is treated with antibiotics, such as doxycycline or penicillin, which should be given early in the course of the disease.

    Leptospirosis

  • And therefore, it may be more costly than going in and purchasing generics when you have other generic drugs that we can purchase, such as doxycycline, which are as effective as ciprofloxacin is in treating anthrax.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2001

  • No one is backing away from Cipro, but from day one since the first case of inhalation anthrax was detected in Florida, health officials have tried to get the message across that there are other antibiotics, such as doxycycline and penicillin, that are sensitive to this particular bacteria.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2001

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